Historic Preservation Grant Program

The Linn County Historic Preservation Commission oversees the Historic Preservation Grant Program. The grant application cycle is currently closed. The next grant cycle will open in February 2024. An updated application will be posted on this webpage once the new grant cycle opens.


Please read the application carefully because it includes information on eligibility and the types of projects that are eligible for funding. Only non-profit organizations located in Linn County, Iowa, are eligible to apply. Individuals are not eligible. Due to legal restrictions, Iowa Code Section 331.901(5), organizations under ecclesiastical or sectarian management are not eligible for Linn County grant funds.

Final reports for FY24 funding are due March 15, 2024 (Final reports for any fiscal year can be submitted here).   

Projects must be designed for the purpose of collecting and preserving historical materials, artifacts, places, or structures, including National Register of Historic Places nominations; maintaining a historical library or collection; conducting historical studies or research; issuing educational publications (not membership newsletters); providing public lectures of historical interest; attending historic preservation conferences; or otherwise disseminating a knowledge of the history of the area to the general public.

Grant Briefing

A grant briefing will be held once the application period opens for organizations interested in applying for the Historic Preservation Grant. Attendance provides organizations with the opportunity to discuss projects with the Commissioners prior to finalizing the application and, while not required, it is recommended.

Funding History

View a list of projects funded from the past five years (PDF).

For questions, call 319-892-5130 or email Brad Wylam..